The fifteen52 Beetle won FelgenOutlet's "Best Wheels" award with its new 20x8.5" f, 20x9.5" r Tarmac TR wheels. It also had Newing-Alpil bumpers from Japan, Air Lift V2 suspension with notched frame and King Ranch baseball stitch leather interior (fifteen52.us)

We gave the 2012 Gran Turismo Award for the Best European Import to the "Super Beetle" from VWVortex, for which APR sacrificed a Golf R to make it AWD in order to handle the 500hp stage 4 conversion. It wore a staggered set of 19" fifteen52 Formula TR wheels over big brakes, with H&R coilovers and sway bars completing the chassis mods (goapr.com)

Previously featured in EC 10/12, Stance Lab went to town on its Mercedes-Benz E350, retaining the same Carlsson body styling but wrapping the car in3M 1080 Hot Rod Red vinyl and contrasting it with white 19x9.5/10.5" Work CR Ultimate wheels and AirRex air suspension (stancelab.com)

Italian tuning house Romeo Ferraris tackled a US-spec Fiat 500 Abarth, adding its own body kit. This Cinquone Stradale "USA Tribute" put out 235hp thanks to a FMIC, downpipe, 2.5" exhaust, new pistons, cams and software. The fenders allow 18x8" wheels and a Brembo BBK (romeoferraris.com)

Mopar brought several Fiats to SEMA, including this Beach Cruiser with widebody fenders over red wheels, matte paint and a louvered hood. It also had a wood interior and matching roof rack with surfboard

Rally-inspired, matte white Ford Fiesta 3-door on Motegi Racing wheels in the Cooper Tires booth (motegiracing.com)

GMG displayed this Audi R8 LMS GT3 with carbon parts and a carbon-look wrap. We're expecting to test drive this racer for a future issue (gmgracing.com)

Ferrari FF with 21" Giovanna wheels and carbon accents, wrapped in matte red by Elevated Auto Concepts (wtwcorp.com)

Bobby Duarte from Rotiform displayed his own impeccable Mk3 GTI VR6 with color-matched block and transmission in a shaved and smoothed engine bay with polished engine parts, an ITB setup and KP-Tuned MS V3 management. It also had a custom firewall, raised shock towers and hidden air lines for the Air Lift V2 system

SPC has a solution for VW/Audi caster and camber problems: adjustable upper control arms. They allow +/- 1.5? of adjustment and have forged 6061-T6 aluminum ends with threaded links and ball-joints at either end (spcperformance.com)

StopTech unveiled a number of new parts such as Street Performance pads with para-aramid composite construction for more bite and less dust, as well as new Racing STR 600 and 660 fluid with high boiling points (stoptech.com)

Named after the Tunisian street circuit, the seven-spoke TSW Bardo is available in 17-20" diameter in a chrome, matte black or Hyper Silver finish (tsw.com)

AEM Electronics showed a new wideband air/fuel ratio and boost gauge with a failsafe feature that can be programmed to dump timing, boost or any preset parameter in a lean condition. It also has three hours of datalogging (aemelectronics.com)

The new Öhlins Road & Track coilover for Porsche applications offer uncompromised performance from rebuildable units with Dual Flow Valves, a two year warranty and ride height adjustment (ohlinsusa.com)

The Vossen forged Precision Series wheels were so new only prototypes were on display. The finished products may differ slightly but the designs looks stylish and sharp (vossenwheels.com)

The Garrett GT1749V replacement turbocharger and manifold for the VW 1.9L TDI BEV motor has a smart actuator and position sensor to communicate with the ECU (turbobygarrett.com)

Remus displayed a new Type R cat-back exhaust for the Golf R with a vacuum-operated valve that's quiet when you need it to be but loud when you want it (remususa.com)

Falken Tire released the Azenis FK453 ultra-high-performance tire at SEMA. It's available in 17-22" diameter with a variety of widths. The new silica compound is reportedly long lasting and should grip like glue in both the wet and the dry thanks to its asymmetric tread design (falkentire.com)

Scosche released a proprietary head unit with CD, XM, Bluetooth, SD card and USB along with an iPhone App to control the deck from your phone ( scosche.com)

Katzkin is bringing aftermarket leather interiors up a gear with close-fitting covers for seats, door cards, center consoles, roof pillars, steering wheels and headliners. There are an array of leathers and synthetic material in different colors. But don't confuse these with DIY covers; these are meant to be dealer installed by technicians to transform your interior (katzkin.com)

Pioneer had its $360 AVH-X1500DVD head unit with a 6.1" WVGA touchscreen, iPhone App Modes, 3 RCA pre-outs and Pandora streaming radio (pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA)

The Zeon RS3-S is the latest ultra-high-performance tire from Cooper. It comes with a free 45-day road test and 20,000-mile treadwear protection (coopertire.com)

Mackin Xtreme Product (MXP) dropped a new line of stainless steel exhausts for popular Euro models such as the E92 BMW M3 with 2.5" tubing (mxp-performance.com)

These High-Carbon rotors are the latest high-performance stoppers from EBC. They feature a new V-groove design that helps dissipate heat, while the high-carbon construction is resilient under extreme temperatures. (ebcbrakes.com)

Swiss Trax garage floor systems had neat in-floor LED lighting that would illuminate a dark garage or an under-car work area (swisstrax.com)

Mahle provides OEM parts for cars like the E9X M3 and Shelby GT500, but also has many aftermarket applications such as its high- or low-compression pistons for VW, BMW, Merc, Porsche, Lambo, etc. The company is also able to cast low-volume items such as these works of art (us.mahle.com)

Brembo introduced its Club Racing kits designed for racing only and aimed at BMW, Porsche owners, etc. The cast caliper and floating rotors comply with sanctioning bodies and should provide good feel, long life and plenty of power (brembo.com)

By EC Staff, Justin Fivella
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